The Vigilant

Photographer Knox

CountryUnited States


JournalThe Photographic Times: 1893: June-December

AtelierJ.P. Wahlstrom (Brooklyn, N.Y.)


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Boats, sailboats


Image Dimensions: 17.9 x 16.2 cm | published November 17, 1893 | issue No. 635
Support Dimensions: 28.7 x 21.1 cm

Editorial comment on this plate:


Owing to uncontrollable circumstances the appearance of this picture has been somewhat delayed. We imagine, however, that our readers have not yet entirely forgotten the gallant defender of the America’s cup and will be pleased to have this excellent photograph of her.

Vigilant was the victorious United States defender of the eighth America’s Cup in 1893 against British challenger Valkyrie II. Vigilant was designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and built in 1893 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol, Rhode Island. She was Herreshoff’s first victorious America’s Cup defender design. (1.)


Knox is the presumed last name for the photographer of this view of The Vigilant.


1. ‪Vigilant (yacht)‬: excerpt: Wikipedia accessed July, 2012

The Vigilant